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Congo eyes youth in new solar energy training programme

Congo eyes youth in new solar energy training programme

Mac Services BDS has initiated, in collaboration with the Congolese government and international institutions, a program which aims to provide 12,000 young people with skills in the field of solar energy.  A first phase of...
South Africa eyes 2000 MW of emergency power

South Africa eyes 2000 MW of emergency power

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP). The RMIPPPP is a direct response to the short-term electricity...
Mombasa port secures Sh35b to build container terminal

Mombasa port secures Sh35b to build container terminal

Kenya ports Authority(KPA) has secured a Sh35 billion loan from the Japanese government for the construction of the second phase of the second container terminal at Mombasa port. Construction work at the port will begin...
Taiba N’Diaye wind

Construction of Taiba N’Diaye wind power project in Senegal begins

Construction of West Africa’s first utility-scale wind power project has begun in earnest in Senegal its developer Lekela Power has announced. The 158.7 MW Taiba N’Diaye wind...
DRC has enormous renewable energy potential-report

DRC has enormous renewable energy potential-report

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a great potential for renewable energy to help  cater for its electricity needs a new report has shown. The Renewable Riches report compiled by International Rivers involving researchers...
Tackling challenges facing Kenya’s construction industry

Tackling challenges facing Kenya’s construction industry

Kenya’s construction industry faces a myriad of challenges despite its enormous potential and contribution to the economy, QS David Mathu  research and business development manager of National Construction Authority has said. Speaking at a German–Kenya...
Liquid Telecom inks deal to build fibre network from Cape to Cairo

Liquid Telecom inks deal to build fibre network from Cape to Cairo

Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have signed an agreement that will enable Liquid Telecom to complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network stretching from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo in Egypt.  Under the MoU, Liquid Telecom...
Turkish firm secures US$1.92b contract for electric railway line in Tanzania

Turkish firm secures US$1.92b contract for electric railway line in Tanzania

Plans to construct a high speed electric railway line in Tanzania are in top gear after the country announced that it has awarded a $1.92 billion contract to a Turkish firm to construct a...
Botswana mulls mega solar power plant to curb power deficit

Botswana mulls mega solar power plant to curb power deficit

Botswana  Power Corporation (BPC) has announced that it is seeking for a partner in the construction of a 00-MW solar power plant project with energy storage capacity in the country. The move the corporation...
Bridge to connect Cameroon and Chad gets financial impetus

Bridge to connect Cameroon and Chad gets financial impetus

Construction of a bridge which will help  connect Cameroon and Chad has received a major financial boost from African Development Bank Group(AfDB). The Board of Directors of the bank has approved grants worth €40.94 million...
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